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With ARIA Award nominations for best group, best rock album and best single in 2008, Sydney band Faker are on one amazing ride. Recently reaching gold status the bands latest album ‘Be the Twilight’ and single ‘This Heart Attack’ have truly been heard across the nation. Top 10 single ‘This Heart Attack’ stayed in the charts for a whopping 40 weeks, reached 5 on the radio airplay chart, featured in a Law and Order promo and was voted a well-respected 5 on the Triple J’s Hottest 100 2007, with the bands third single ‘Sleepwalking’ off ‘Be the Twilight’ coming in at 62 last year.
Coming a long way from their beginning, Faker have had seemingly endless amounts of different band members come and go along the way. Stabilizing for 2005’s album ‘Addicted Romantic’, featuring the single ‘Hurricane’, Faker made a name for themselves touring around the nation and playing Australian music festivals around the nation including Big Day Out.
The leaving of the bands guitarist Phil Downing before writing the second album marked the beginning of a new direction. But embracing change is what Faker has always been about. As front man Nathan Hudson puts it “The David Bowie song ‘Changes’ has a line that mentions ‘Faker’ and there’s something about this band to me, I always wanted it to evolve and embrace change so it all ties in.” As a result “the arrangements are more stripped back because we’re playing as a four piece and centralizing one guitar.
The simplified roles allowed us to take more creative leaps in other ways.” Playing a major part in the making of ‘Be the Twilight’ was producer and recorder Paul Fox (Sugar Cubes, They Might Be Giants). “Paul made a point of tracking as live as possible and you can feel the energy of the whole band interacting” says Hudson. As a result Faker have successfully captured the electric charisma and energy that they bring to their live performances which are renowned for creating lasting memories for all spectators. On stage Hudson takes on a whole new persona. “I’m pretty reserved and quite nervous actually. I guess being on stage where things are more exciting and chaotic is my antidote to that.”
2009 so far has seen Faker play a number of festivals including Southbound, Rock It, Dusty Days and Sunset Sounds. They have also been touring nationally in support of US artist Pink on her mammoth Australian tour and have been nominated in the ‘Most Played Work’ for ‘This Heart Attack’ in the APRA Music Awards.